Associate Professor, Graphic Design

Abu Dhabi / Dubai, United Arab Emirates
19 May 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

College of Art and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University,

Abu Dhabi/Dubai, Fall2022

The University

Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With over 900 faculty and staff serving approximately 10,000 students across two main campuses - as well as satellite locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai- the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, cultural organizations, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be fully bilingual in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. The primary language of instruction and administration is English. Zayed University is fully accredited in the U.A.E. as well as by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the U.S.A.

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.

The College of Art and Creative Enterprises (CACE)

CACE offers students a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in the following: Animation, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Visual Art and a shared BSc in Multimedia Design. Additionally, we offer a minor in Curatorial Studies. CACE aims to prepare students to become creative leaders in the arts and related industries. Our mission is to provide student artists and designers with an opportunity to explore and develop their own creative ideas while contributing to national initiatives in the culture of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The College works closely with faculty in other university disciplines such as the majors in Multi-Media Design, in Emirati Studies, and the MA in Museum Studies. We have received Substantial Equivalency from the National Schools of Art & Design for our academic programs. Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and initiatives of the college that will advocate innovative practice and research.

The Opportunity

In order to meet the growing enrollment at the college, CACE seeks qualified candidates to fill a full-time, multi-year, faculty position in the area of Graphic Design to teach in the baccalaureate programsin Graphic Design on the Abu Dhabi/Dubaicampus starting August 2022.

The Requirements

Applicants must have earned a terminal degree in Graphic Design/Communication Design, or a related field and demonstrate a strong record of professional or artistic activity and accomplishments. The successful applicant will have a record of teaching and will be expected to teach both introductory and advanced level courses. Experience with graduate programs would be an asset.

The successful candidate will demonstrate versatility, forward thinking, and advanced working software knowledge appropriate to Interactive Design and Graphic Design. The position requires an interdisciplinary approach and the candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses including: web design,motion graphics, ormotion foundations, UI, UX, experiential design and general Graphic Design. The candidate’s innovative approachesto engaging students in Graphic Design tools and digital skills should be evident within their teaching portfolio – statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi and samples of student work. Ability to contribute to key research priorities including new graphics technologies, virtual reality and immersive media will be considered an asset.

Successful candidates will also demonstrate:

  • A proven record of excellence at baccalaureate-level teaching. 
  • Dedication to curricular innovation. 
  • Commitment to a sustained pace of scholarship and/or creative activities, and an interest in collaboration. 
  • A record of professional accomplishment appropriate to their rank. 
  • Substantial level of computer literacy and a good proficiency of usage of IT in education. 
  • Willingness to provide service to the University and the College 


The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the U.A.E., housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and healthcare is provided to the employee and sponsored family members.

To Apply

Please visit our web site and click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website.

 In addition to completing the online application form, please include the following:

  1. Cover letter, 
  2. Current Curricular Vitae 
  3. Statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy 
  4. Statement of scholarly and creative interests 
  5. Sample syllabi 
  6. Copies of the terminal degree and transcript
  7. The names and contact details of three professional references
  8. Online portfolio (10-15 samples) of professional/research work and (10-15 samples) of student outcomes should be provided by hyperlink on your letter or send to Hanan AlGarni

Review of applications will begin immediately and interviews will follow soon after.